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CRAWFORD, William S. (1874-1930)


Posted By: Karon Velau (email)
Date: 8/21/2020 at 16:21:42

William Stoddart Crawford
(June 19, 1874 – January 9, 1930)

Ida County Pioneer Record, Ida Grove, Iowa, Thurs., Jan 16, 1930, p.1
Battle Creek Man Taken Suddenly
William Crawford Had Been Ill Only Short Time With Acute Indigestion
Battle Creek, Jan 15 – People of this vicinity were shocked to learn of the death of one of their most distinguished citizens, William Crawford, who died here Thursday forenoon, January 9 from a very brief sickness with acute indigestion, Mr. Crawford had just returned from the cemetery where he accompanied his brother Alex, who was looking after the grave for the latter’s wife. The death of William Crawford made the second death within one family in less than twenty-four hours, his sister-in-law having passes away the day before. Funeral services for Mr. Crawford were held in the Presbyterian church Monday, Jan 13 at two p.m. with Rev. Claude Fausnaugh in charge. Burial was made at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
William Stoddart Crawford was born June 19, 1874 at Elven, Lanarkshire, Scotland, and lived to the age of 55 years, 7 months and 24 days. He came with his parents, James Orr Crawford and Janet Scott Crawford to the United States in 1875. They located near Cascade, Dubuque County, Iowa and resided there until they moved to a farmstead near Monticello, Jones County, Iowa. On March 1, 1883 Mr. Crawford moved with his parent to a farm in Garfield Township, Ida County, where he resided continuously until February 1906 when he moved to Battle Creek to make his home. William, with his brothers, James and Thomas, were actively engaged in the mercantile business until last May when they sold their business to Eddie Larsen. He was a devoted son, a loving brother and a sincere friend to all and will be greatly missed by them. He was a member of Perseverance lodge No.446, A.F. and A.M. of Battle Creek and the Sioux City consistory, No.5. The Masonic rites were performed at the church on account of the bad weather. He leaves to mourn his sudden departure his three brothers, Alex, James and Thomas Crawford of Battle Creek, two sisters, Mrs. Lillian M. Kelly, of Ames, and Mrs. J. E. Spotts of Battle Creek as well as many nieces and nephews.


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